Inside of Montgoris Dining Hall

Dining Services

St. John’s University Dining Services offers a wide variety of food choices to satisfy students, faculty, administrators, and staff. On-campus options include the recently renovated all-you-care-to-eat Montgoris Dining Hall. Monty’s, as it is proudly called, boasts several stations where food is prepared to order, and its own “Dessert Shoppe,” where you can indulge your sweet tooth with freshly made bakery products.

In addition to the dining hall, Campus Dining Services, partnering with Chartwells Higher Education, has eight other strategically located dining spots throughout campus. Diners are never far away from one of the many national brands that include Burger King, Dunkin’, Starbucks, and Subway, just to mention a few, along with some of the top proprietary Chartwells concepts.

Our friendly staff is always ready and willing to assist guests; we are dedicated to ensuring that you have a pleasant dining experience. For more information, including dining locations, hours, nutritional facts, catering, concessions, and events, please visit

Meal Swipes

Whenever you eat in Montgoris or use a Meal Exchange, a meal is deducted from your balance.

Premium Swipes

Can be used as a guest meal, for off-hours meal exchange, or for a premium meal at Montgoris.

Meal Exchange

Use your Meal Exchanges at Marillac Food Court, Market Marillac, Market Montgoris, and Dunkin’ Donuts during posted meal exchange hours. An Exchange offers you options for your entree, side and drink. You are only permitted one meal exchange per meal period. If you have already used a board meal at Montgoris during a given period, your meal exchange will not be available.

Meal Periods

  • Breakfast 7-11 a.m.
  • Lunch 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Dinner 5-10 p.m.

Meal Exchange Periods 

Marillac Food Court
Lunch & Dinner

Market Marillac
Lunch & Dinner

Market Montgoris                           
7 Days                      
Lunch & Dinner

Dunkin' Donuts                       
Breakfast & Lunch

Office of Auxiliary Services

Auxiliary Services

Scott Lemperle

Scott Lemperle
Conference & Auxiliary Services
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]

Campus Dining Services

David Golden

David Golden  
District Marketing Director
Campus Dining at St. John's University
[email protected]

Adam Ross, RDN, CISSN headshot

Adam Ross, RDN, CISSN 
Campus Dietitian
[email protected]

Adding and Changing a Meal Plan

Current resident students on a meal plan can make changes to their meal plan each semester during the first two weeks of classes by visiting the St. John’s University Housing Portal. Please visit the “Building and Meal Plan Requirements by Class Year” section found on the Housing Selection page.

Former resident students who have access to the housing portal can also add a resident meal plan to their student account within this portal.  

Any student not currently assigned to housing who wants to add a resident meal plan can contact Jason T. Bartlett, Ph.D., Associate Director of Residence Life, at [email protected] before September 15 to add a plan to their account. 

You are given a provisional amount of meal plan points to start the semester. Once the meal plan change period ends, the remaining points associated with your plan are added. 

Once your request is submitted, please allow two to three business days to process. You are responsible for paying any applicable rate changes. Refunds are applied (if applicable) according to the University’s Room and Board Refund Schedule

Any student can add a commuter meal plan, along with Flex and Dining Dollars, to their StormCard by visiting the student portal on either the St. John’s University mobile app or St. John’s Connect at; click on Resources/Financial Resources/Manage StormCard.